Wine, a very popular on the Linux platform and powerful open source applications, with it, we are able to run Windows applications and games on Linux platform.
WineHQ team, recently announced a new development version Wine1.7.29. This version brings a number of important features and fixes 44 bug.
Wine team almost every week released a new version of the development, and added many new features and bug fixes. Each new version will support new applications and games (Windows), which makes the Wine is very popular in those who want to run Windows applications under Linux user groups and is indispensable.
According to the change log, this version adds the following key features:
Adding DirectWrite enhanced profile shape and BiDi (Translator: bi-directional language) mirror.
Upgraded some pages error handling.
It adds more C run-time functions.
Fixes a lot of bug.
In the official change log can be found in more and more in-depth details about this version.
This article guides you RedHat and Debian-based systems, such as CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other distributions install the latest development version of Wine 1.7.29 in.
Install Wine 1.7.29 version of the Linux development
Unfortunately, there is no official Wine Warehouse can be obtained based on RedHat system version can only be installed by compiling the source code. To do so, we need to install some development packages such as gcc, flex, bison, libX11-devel freetype-devel and development tools, and so on. These tools are necessary to compile Wine source. We can install these packages by YUM command.
RedHat, Fedora, CentOS
# Yum -y groupinstall 'Development Tools'
# Yum -y install flex bison libX11-devel freetype-devel
Then, use the following command to download the latest development version of Wine (1.7.29) and unzip the package.
$ Cd / tmp
$ Wget http://citylan.dl.sourceforge.net/project/wine/Source/wine-1.7.29.tar.bz2
$ Tar -xvf wine-1.7.29.tar.bz2 -C / tmp /
Next, use the following command to compile and install Wine.
Note: The installation process takes approximately 15-20 minutes, this time by the speed of your network and computer hardware configuration decisions during the installation process requires the root password.
$ Cd wine-1.7.29 /
$. / Tools / wineinstall
$ Cd wine-1.7.29 /
$ ./configure --enable-Win64
# Make install
Ubuntu, Debian and Linux Mint
In the Ubuntu system, you can use the official PPA convenient to install the latest development version of Wine. Open a terminal and execute the following command with sudo privileges.
$ Sudo add-apt-repository ppa: ubuntu-wine / ppa
$ Sudo apt-get update
$ Sudo apt-get install wine 1.7 winetricks
Note: As of this writing, you can only get 1.7.26, the official repository has not been updated to the latest version, but when warehouse update to 1.7.29, use the instructions above to install the latest version. (Translator: for the hair I saw the version number is 1.6.2 ......)
After a successful installation, you can install or run any windows application or game, for example:
$ Wine notepad
$ Wine notepad.exe
$ Wine c: \\ windows \\ notepad.exe
Note: Remember, this is a development version, do not install it on production systems. This version is recommended for testing purposes only.